News & Reviews
- Monday, May 16, 2011
Strange Powers, the documentary that offers an intimate portrait of Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields, is now available on DVD. Special features include previously unreleased deleted scenes of the band in the studio, on tour, and backstage; official music videos; the official film trailer; and a commentary track with Merritt and band member Claudia Gonson. The New York Daily News gives the film four stars, calling Merritt "one of the greatest American songwriters to emerge in the last two decades."
- Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The new documentary feature Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields, receives its North American theatrical release at the Film Forum in New York City tonight; the band and the filmmakers will attend. A new Magnetic Fields exhibition opens at Other Music in Manhattan as well. In the coming months, the film will open theaters in Toronto and in cities across the US, including Los Angeles, Austin, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Dallas, and Seattle.
About this Album
For this MP3 EP, "Please Stop Dancing," from The Magnetic Fields' 2008 album Distortion, is paired with an alternate version of the album's "The Nun's Litany": a previously unreleased session cut with Stephin Merritt taking over vocals from Shirley Simms, who sings it on the album.